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fires. president obama accompanied new jersey governor chris christie for an up close look at the damage. an entire neighborhood washed away. >> you are going to be okay. everybody is safe. what i can promise you is that the federal government will be working as close low as possible with the state and local officials and we will not quit un,000 ti until this is done. >> reporter: the iconic boardwalk is in ruins and thousand are still trapped in hoboken all. up ait's scary. you've don't know how long you will be stuck here. >> reporter: in new york there is also severe damage. it is remarkable no one died here at braeezy point where residents returned to salvage anything they could. >> it's devastating. it's hard to believe. >> reporter: lights are slowly coming back on in lower manhattan. and work continue to restore other areas. the national guard was called in to help evacuate hundred at new york's bellview hospital. one of the largest trauma centers in the nation. conditions have been deteriorating since sandy hit. and sandy isn't finished. strong wind, rain and snow continue to cau
. >> chris christie has ordered closure of atlantic city has evacuated the vineland. anybody thinking about driving storm.the worst of the >> stay off the road. >> chris christie has also closed state parks. and missiles are considering publicg down transportation but no decision been made. here are some other headlines. the defense department is n 24-hourelicopters o to deploy a status. they are setting up staging for the vendor personnel frederiksberg, richmond. pepco is upping their request for cruise up to 3000 workers and 603 workers. amtrak is captured eastern seaboard services for its sunday and monday. check with their website for more information. we want to get to a developing story. the search is on for a gunman couple that was walking their dog last night. the woman was killed, the remains in serious condition this evening. a pathway ton westlake high school. deputies spend the day knocking door and a lifting the public a above the
and governor chris christie teamed up today putting politics aside and disaster first. >> we are here for you, and we will not forget. we will follow up to make sure that you get all the help that you need until you have rebuilt. >> chris christie, a strong supporter of mitt romney, has continued to stress this is no time for something. >> we would like to argue with each other about other stuff but first, we have to argue about this. >> it was decided a presidential appearance could actually hinder recovery efforts, so hours earlier, the president stopped at fema headquarters in d.c. for a briefing. while away from the damage, in florida, mitt romney also appeared with a heavy hitter -- jeb bush. >> imagine a leader like mitt romney that will restore confidence in this country. i imagine each and every day and that is why i'm campaigning as hard as i can for the guy. >> we come together in times like this, and we want to make sure they have a speedy and quick recovery. >> but the niceties did not last for long on either side. with six days left and polls so tight, the ugly side of politics q
there was a bombing. >> that is blocks and blocks of sand on the jersey shore. new jersey governor chris christie said yesterday that it sorrow but that today would be a start of recovery. touring newama is jersey to see the devastation firsthand. atood morning washington" 5:00 a.m. starts now. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> glad you're with us. its october 31. i am steve chenevey. >> i am cynne simpson. most schools are open on time, has a two-hour schools and loudoun s on a one-hour delay. r crofton elementary school in arlington is closed. >> keep an eye on the top of screen for any last-minute changes. meantime, our forecast on wednesday, with jacqui jeras. >> still a lingering impact from sandy. we will see that today in the today.cloud cover also, temperatures much cooler today. average byy below degrees throughout much of the next seven days. river flooding remains a heightened concern as several rivers breached their banks in .he viewing area be receding tomorrow .nd friday we have some sprinkles across parts of the west in culpeper county and front roya
from politico. chris christie is making nice with the president. it can't hurt, can it? >> thisere is no way that it can hurt chris christie. it helps chris christie a lot. he is running for election in 2013 and he is embracing a president that is about to win re-election overwhelmingly in terms of new jersey. he is raised his profile with independents and democrats that might be interested. >> does this your wrench into mitt romney's momentum? >> it has stalled. this shows what an amazing advantage of having the president does. if you would imagine what event would most appeal to the 3% 4% whatever is left, modern people or nonpartisan. it is perfect. >> what do you tell romney if you are a coach? >> he can't seem to be sharp what we do know is they do dr4iveive motor's opinions. there is a path that elected official, a chief executive has to walk and is a delicate one. we have polls showing the president is getting high marks. there is a way for him to not look political but be helping himself politically. >> and the bloomberg endorsement, that is fine. where are these candidates
to review storm damage. >> new jersey governor chris christie -- he says he will talk to the president about getting the army corps of engineers to determine how to better protect the beaches. in new york, the stock exchange will reopen after being shut down for two days because of sandy. parts of the big apple are still underwater, with millions of people that power. thousands of power outages in our region -- let's give the latest numbers. >> virginia power has more than 22,000 outages. pepco is reporting more than 15 00 that power. bge has more than 30,000 in the dark. most are in anne arundel county. >> strong clean-up continues as students return to school this morning. >> we are waiting to learn of some schools will reopen because the power outages and other weather issues. keep an eye on all of the delays and closures on your screen. brianne carter is live at landover. she joins us with the latest. >> good morning. prince george's county -- they were not in a bad area because the power barges, but they are still waiting to find out whether to schools will reopen. we are here -- you ca
. chris christie for a tour of the damaged areas. >> nit romney turned his stop in ohio into a star relief effort today. boby ryan will be back with a look on your back to work and hallowing forecasting a few minutes. >> a halloween alert you need to see before tomorrow night. >> we had a good group of people. good group of employees out there. this was a booming place. and mitt romney and bain capital turned it in to a junk yard. i was suddenly, 60 years old. i had no health care. mainly i was thinking about my family. how am i going to take care of my family.il he promised us the same things he's promising the united states. and 'll give you the same thing he gave us. nothing. anncr: priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. >> now that sandy has come and gone trick-or-treating will be back on tomorrow night. >> but before you dress up your kids for costumes, you want to be careful of hidden dangers of the one we found. pamela brown has that story. >> it is not uncommon to find witches, monsters, and ferocious costumes. but we discovered someth
, and a powerful image today. the fire brand republican governor of new jersey, chris christie, side-by-side with president obama. joining forces in this crisis. and just as our abc news poll out today shows president obama and governor mitt romney in a dead heat, with five days to go before americans get to the polls. your voice, your vote. and abc's jake tapper has more. >> reporter: hurricane sandy has forced the president to cancel his appearance at seven campaign events. but he may have gotten something more valuable. >> you're going to be okay. everybody's safe, right? >> reporter: the opportunity to lead and be seen leading. today with new jersey's republican governor chris christie a shelter in brigantine, new jersey. >> hang in there. >> thank you. >> reporter: theirs was a most public display of bipartisan ship today, a trait many undecided voters process to love, one sorely lacking in washington, d.c. >> he has worked incredibly closely with me and i cannot thank the president enough for his personal concern. >> governor christie, throughout this process, has been responsi
chris christie. the president also will talk folks recovering and to thank someance of the first responders. nationwide, gas prices dropped after the storm. average for a is $3.52. that is down for pennies from yesterday. 11 cents lower than a week ago. -- down 4 pennies from yesterday. get finally starting to following days of cancellations from hurricane audrey d.c. area airports philadelphiaston, flights coming in and out. is a different story. , completely under water, the runway. todayk did open with limited schedules. it is expected to get back to york by friday. amtrak trains are still not york city.o new there will be some service d.c. and new orleans and between d.c. and miami. from d.c. to chicago and vermont are cancelled today. officials continuing to assess the damage. >> tomorrow night the stars will gather in asheville for the cma awards. have the honor of carrie to the hosts, underwood and brad paisley. you are both nominated for awards. what is more nerve wracking, hosting or being up for the awards? >> i would not say it is much more nerve it is the bigger task
governor chris christie and president obama toured the state's battered coast. they stopped at a community center, where at its peak, 200 people found shelter. 50 still remain. a political odd couple, for sure. in the past, they've traded barbs. now, they must cooperate at chief executives and they heaped praise on each other today. >> it's been a great working relationship to make sure that we're doing the jobs that people elected us to do. >> i have to say that governor christie, throughout this process, has been responsive, he's been aggressive and i think the people of new jersey recognize that he has put his heart and soul into making sure that the people of new jersey bounce back even stronger than before. so, i just want to thank him for his extraordinary leadership and partnership. >> reporter: political aside, they will be judged. everyone in this situation will be judged by results. alone the jersey shore, there were dedicated disaster response teams just beginning the enormous task ahead. and more rescues of the stranded. you all right? but we saw only a few gas crews out here.
of -- the president enough. >> governor chris christie personally thank president obama for his help. they met with concerned lost their homes. nucleus remains very much in a state of emergency tonight. -- new jersey remains very much in a state of emergency tonight. at last check, to all people killed in the state. two million remain without power. vice president joe biden made some political waves. --, dangerous and attackers attacks, and now for president is again, less than a the election. mitt romney was joined by senator marco rubio at his rally at the university of miami. he showed u.s. -- praised fema playing a key role. vice president joe biden was in sarasota, and he is making some headlines for comments he made in a restaurant. he joked with him and about for president in 2016. followed a political rally ad ofhe slammed the gop the auto industry as dishonest. campaign declined to comment. a major donation from actor pitt. a supporter of same-sex marriage agreed to match the human-n campaign of up to $100,000. supports the initiatives in states, including questions 6 in maryland. the
to normal, governor chris christie has signed an executive order, rationing gas for passenger vehicles in 12 counties. here's how it works. starting at noon, owners of cars with license plates ending in an even number, can only purchase gas on even number days. odd numbers on odd number days. two-thirds of the gas stations in the new york metro area are out of fuel. and half of the stations in new jersey and long island are shut down. some have no power. others, sold out. completely drained. and for some, like joanne hughes, the wait for the pumps isn't just a long line, but a lifeli lifeline. with her father going through energy bypass 40 miles away, the only thing keeping this daughter from her father is a lack of fuel. >> it takes me about two hours to get gas. i hope i make it. >> reporter: you've been in the line for 40 minutes now. >> already. i don't know -- i have no idea how long it's going to be. >> reporter: a question that everyone's hoping will be answered soon. and it took joanne about eight hours before she was finally able to get the gas she needed to see her dad in the hospi
of his presidency. >> reporter: the romney campaign eager to move past those images of chris christie applauding the president's response this week to hurricane sandy. tonight, the campaign tells me they're ground game in the swing statements is far ahead of where john mccain's was four years ago. here in ohio, they believe romney's strength among independents will fuel a win here. in the sub burrs surrounding cincinnati, all matted phones, dozens dialing at once. listen to this volunteer that reaches a coveted voter who's clearly had ththeir phone ring before. >> you're not being punished. think of it is you are well liked. >> reporter: consider yourself very liked, as they call those voters over and over again. tonight, the governor joined by his wife ann, his five sons and by kid rock, diane, look over my shoulder here tonight. he's rocking out the crowd for thousands. and i got a kick out of this. he just had the crowd singing "sweet home cincinnati." so even kid rock is tailoring his message to the voters here in a key battleground. diane. >> thank you so much, david muir reporti
from governor chris christie, the republican governor of new jersey yesterday and the poll you cited shows that nearly 8 out of 10 americans think the president has done a good job handling this hurricane. >> what about the voters who are worried they're not going to be able to vote because of this storm? >> reporter: action is being taken already. governor christie of new jersey has said that absentee ballot deadline will be extended. offices opened longer and they are going to get department of defense trucks to go to neighbors so people can vote at the trucks if their polling place is closed. >> okay, george, reporting in. and we'll be kcovering it all te way through. thank you, george. >>> coming up, the storm danger in your backyard. trees crashing into homes. how much can your roof endure and why where you sleep could save your life. [ female announcer ] today, jason is here to volunteer to help those in need. when a twinge of back pain surprises him. morning starts in high spirits, but there's a growing pain in his lower back. as lines grow longer, his pain continues to linger
and safest point in atlantic city. >>> we're joined by governor chris christie of new jersey. give us the latest on the situation in bergen county. >> we're in the midst to do the rescues. it was not a dam or a levee. it was just a berm. the tidal surge that came up the bay and newark bay, caused that to overflow. obviously, we have lots of people waiting to be reese cscu. that rescue started during the night. >> what's your biggest concern across the state right now? >> it's hard to tell. we haven't had daylight to assess all of the damage. we have a battered jersey shore. we have cities without power because of flooding at the newark bay area. we have 2.4 million people without power across the state. this is a major disaster. we're trying to save as many lives as possible. with an urban search and rescue teams on the shore and in berten county. we have over 200 state roads closed. this is a significant storm. >> we've seen the boardwalk sustaining so much damage. >> we ordered the evacuation of atlantic city and the barrier islands. the jersey shore took a beating. that's where the
republican chris christie, praising him for his efforts, so all around praise for the president. in reacting to this, he's able to look the part, and people seemed to react to what he was doing. >> well, let's talk about that reaction, because we've just learned that even mayor bloomberg has somewhat endorsed president obama, and as you just mentioned, i mean we've seen sort of a bromance, right, between governor christie, who has been such a supporter of romney, and now barack obama, i mean, he has been effusive in his praise of the president. what is your sense as to what effect that may have on this election? >> mitt romney has been trying for the longest time to be a bipartisan, even post-partisan leader, and mitt romney is now seeing barack obama play that role in real life. chris christie to go out of his way to praise him and mayor bloomberg's endorsement. mayor bloomberg epitomizes the idea of someone beyond party labels so for him to come off the sidelines now and cite president obama on his position on climate change and endorsing his candidacy, i don't think there are a lot of swi
of water. >> there is nothing to do now but just clean up. >> reporter: new jersey's governor, chris christie known for his brashness seemed himself moved by what he saw. >> as a kid who was -- born and raised in the state, who -- who spent a lot of time over my life at the jersey shore. no question in my mind we will rebuild it. >> reporter: in cape may, the very southern tip touch the shore, no major damage. but a landscape transformed. this is an 8-foot street sign. that is now, waist high. in berkeley, the scene was equally tragically bizarre. as we made our way north along the shore, we got a sense of how vast this recovery must be. even here in seaside heights, a drowned town now, haunted by its stranded and frightened residents, and the ghosts of so many summers past. >> surreal to see. and here in new york city, things are slowly, and we stress slowly, getting back to normal. crews are working throughout the night to restore power off to the 750,000 people that are still in the dark. >> and the work of pumping out subway and traffic tunnels under the city's rivers is making s
down the block? >> president obama toured the damage with governor chris christie. >> i cannot thank the president enough for his personal concern and the compassion for the people of our state. >> what i can promise you is that the federal government will be working as closely as possible with the state and local officials and we will not quit until this is done. >> and then there is halloween. many towns decided to postpone it, but some were not deterred. on long island, super heroes and cats were out. in new york city, even with the power out, trick or treaters took to the streets. >> in this part of lower manhattan, the lights are back on for the first time since sandy struck. in a few hours, all three of the major airports will be back online. >> an update now on the recovery efforts here in the d.c. area. pepco says it has restored power to just about everybody who lost it during the storm. thousands of people, many dominion customers still without power. 10,000 total. today governor martin o'malley will visit garrett county. there was only mi
, warning residents they could be without power for ten to 15 days. and chris christie is worried. that they might put generators indoors to get electricity. >> general new jersey. if it looks stupid it is stupid. >> reporter: already crews from the gulf of mexico to iowa are in their trucks, driving to the east coast in front of sandy's wrath. how bad could it be? believe it or not, this guy thinks he has an idea. a researcher at johns hopkins, he's put together a model, predicting, how many of us may lose power. remember, irene left 7 million without power. >> our model suggesting 10 million. >> reporter: roughly 10 million without power for a week or more. if 50 million feel the effects of this, that's 1 in 5, could be without electricity. if you're inland, think again, it could be a bad one. dan and bianna. >> it will go well inland. david kerley, thank you for your reporting. >>> another breaking story we're watching closely. a massive earthquake off the west coast triggered a tsunami warning in hawaii. our worst fears quelled for now at least. on our affiliate reports. >> ve
, with none other than the state's republican governor, chris christie. christie is a die-hard romney supporter. but he's had nothing but praise for the president's handling of the storm, which he says is all that really counts right now. >> i don't give a damn about election day. it doesn't matter a lick to me at the moment. i've got much bigger fish to fry than that. so do the people of the state of new jersey. >> reporter: romney, after cancelling eight events in five states, turned a planned rally in ohio into a makeshift aid relief effort. >> a lot of people will be looking for goods, even though we've gathered these things, as you know. i know that one of the things i've learned in life is, you make the difference you can. >> reporter: it has all of the trappings of a traditional campaign event. you have the stage, the big american flag, the campaign music. lots of romney supporters. but you also have over here canned goods and supplies that people have brought for victims of the storm. romney ignored questions about his views on fema funding yesterday. but during a debate last
chris christie. he also seemed to make a new republican best friend. >> i cannot thank the president enough for his personal concern and compassion for our state and for the people of our state. >> reporter: the president returned the favor. >> i have to say that governor christie throughout this process has been responsive. he's been aggressive in making sure that the state got out in front of this incredible storm. >> reporter: cooperation on disaster relief works. it also plays well politically. in the latest abc news/"washington post" poll, 78% of likely voters said the president has done a good or excellent job handling the storm. in the wake of the storm, romney struck a more positive tone, campaigning in florida. but not directly criticizing the president. >> good democrats love america just like good republicans love america. >> reporter: his daughter dressed as datety perry. and one of his boys as the grim reaper. the abc news/"washington post" poll shows the race is tied nationally. 49% for mitt romney. 49% for barack obama. but each side seems convinced their winning. the
by republican governor chris christie to look at damage in new jersey. >> i do not give a about election day. it does not matter to me. at the moment i had bigger fish to fry. >> he has been a harsh critic of president obama but is praising him for his response to the strong thus far. >> the d.c. board of elections says voters can cast ballots at eight early voting centers across the city, open from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. today through saturday. the board said they have added extra machines at each location. the voters can go to any early voting location if the lines are too long. >> governor martin o'malley and lt. governor martin -- anthony brown are casting ballots. early hour voting -- early voting hours have been extended. the deadline for absentee ballots has been moved until 8:00 p.m. tonight. >> as we had to break -- a look at how hurricane sandy victims are making the best of the difficult situation. this is a building in hoboken new jersey, where only one electrical outlet is working. residents have attached a power strip and everybody has plugged in their laptops and cell phone
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